During the holiday season I received a letter from my mentor, Denise Dee. In it she asked the question, "What is your soul's desire?" She then challenged me to collage or make art around this question.
The question settled into me and I rejected the challenge as I find collage to be too time and labor intensive for me during this period of time. I promptly returned my focus to holiday activities and doing what needed to be done around my farm during this winter that is unusually cold and stormy.
I rejected her challenge, that is, until my husband gave me some beautiful art supplies for Christmas. That question bubbled up inside of me and burst forth in a way that could not be ignored. So the next night I sat by the light of the Christmas tree and drew my first image.
I centered into my body and asked the question, "What is my soul's desire?"
Then I just let my hands move. Time was suspended. My soul began to speak. The first image that emerged is below.
I got so much out of that night in front of the Christmas tree that I continued the practice each day, always centered in the same question, "What is my soul's desire?"
A new question emerged as the images took shape: "What if I were to look at my goals and intentions for this year and for this phase of my life from my soul's perspective?" I wondered if any of them would change, go away, or come into focus.
The answer to both questions are in the images below. My body and my soul got their turn at the table and they showed me how much faith they have in me. They showed me where I need to sit on my throne and claim my authority. They showed me where I need to remove the hooks of old hurts that I've held in place long enough so they can heal up and then I can reallocate the energetic resources they use to step into a new beginning. They showed me that my oracle vision is sound and accurate and that I have the endurance and strength to do this work and live this life one beautiful step at a time.
I love doing non-verbal work because I discover parts of myself that I can't access through the mind or the written word. My goals have become richer and more meaningful. In truth, even though this exercise affects where I apply myself, the word goals just doesn't quite do it here. What I mean to say is that my life is richer and more meaningful thanks to connecting my soul, (through my gorgeous body), with pretty pens and pencils and paper.
Now, just as Denise Dee challenged me to make art, I am extending the challenge to you. Collage. Draw. Doodle. Center yourself in your body and ask yourself, "What is my soul's desire?" Even if you think you can't draw or make art just give it a try. This isn't about making perfect art. This is about connecting with your body and your soul to discover what they want to share with you.
I'd love to hear from you about your soul discoveries. Did you get new information, affirmations about things that you already know, both, or neither? If you find that you want to get support in answering your soul's call, I have a couple of coaching opportunities that I'll be officially announcing on my website and through this letter in the coming weeks. Until then, simply send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll schedule a free discovery call where you can share your soul's call with me and I'll share with you how I'll help you turn that call into a reality.
Wishing you joy,
Welcome. This is where I share what's on my mind and in my heart. You'll see that there's an offer to work with me in every letter. I'm shifting that as I go. Whether the offers excite you or turn you off I hope you find a juicy nugget or two in here that infuses you with more of you. Be kind to yourself because you rock. - Kate
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